- You have an opportunity to disconnect, decompress, and de-stress. This allows you to return to work refreshed and refocused.
- Your staff will have an opportunity to shine. You have taken the time to train and develop them. Now trust them to manage the workflow in your absence.
- Your organization will benefit from having a manager who recognizes the value of stepping away in order to refocus, and sets and example for their staff.
Take some time to check your vacation accrual balance. If taking a week off is not feasible over the next few months, due to business needs, take vacation time in smaller increments. Take long weekends (i.e. Monday's or Friday's, Monday & Tuesday, or Thursday & Friday) or take a midweek break. Do what works for you, but take some time off. Your manager is not going to make you take your vacation, however they will definitely take theirs.